Apr 4, 2024

CPPA’s Ashkan Soltani Discusses Agency’s Agenda at IAPP GPS 2024

From International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

IAPP GPS 2024: CPPA’s Soltani details agency’s packed agenda

By Joseph Duball

Privacy matters involving California have had the attention of privacy professionals since 2018 when the California Consumer Privacy Act was signed into law. Focus on California’s privacy regime has only grown since, not only due to an approved 2020 ballot measure but because of the standalone regulator that was created with it.

The California Privacy Protection Agency is nearing full strength after a year of establishment while simultaneously promulgating California Privacy Rights Act regulations. And with full staffing, the agency is ready to lean further into its current endeavors and lofty goals, including more privacy rulemaking and its enforcement regime.

CPPA Executive Director Ashkan Soltani indicated as much during a fireside chat for attendees at the IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2024. A day after the agency released its first enforcement advisory covering data minimization related to consumers’ CCPA requests, Soltani covered a range of items the agency is in the midst of addressing...

“I would like to have multiple meetings across California where we engage the public on these regulations,” Soltani said. “We want to make sure we are engaging in public conversations, and probably not just with lobbyists in Sacramento...”

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Ashkan Soltani (MIMS 2009) has previously served a brief stint as a Senior Advisor to the U.S. Chief Technology Officer in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and as the Chief Technologist for the Federal Trade Commission.

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April 8, 2024